EMILY MYLREA als GARLAND 1873 Australia

This is the last will and testament of me Emily Mylrea (widow) of Geelong in the colony of Victoria, Australia. I bequeath the sum of one hundred pounds to my eldest son, Frederick Garland Mylrea, merchant of Sydney, New South Wales. I give and bequeath the sum of five hundred pounds to my youngest son, Richard Armstrong Mylrea, now residing at Koostmoolong, near Camperdown in the colony of Victoria. And after payment of all just claims or debts, funeral expenses etc I bequeath whatever money may remain to my second son, Clarence Macbreedy Mylrea of the Bank of British North America, New York, United States. I give and bequeath seventy shares in the Eagle Hawk Quartz Mining Association Terrengower to my grandson Stuart Robertson. I appoint my son-in-law Adam Swanston Robertson and my daughter Rose Robertson both of Geelong in the colony of Victoria to be my sole executors. As witness my hand this sixteenth day of August 1867. Emily Mylrea

Signed and acknowledged by the said Emily Mylrea, the testator, as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us, being present at the same time and in the presence of eachother, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. JGCarstairs MD Geelong, A.S.Robertson Geelong

In the Supreme Court of the colony of Victoria, in its probate jurisdiction

In the will of Emily Mylrea late of Geelong in the colony of Victoria, widow, deceased

Statement specifying the particulars of the personal estate of or to which the above named emily Mylrea deceased was at her death possessed of or entitled and the value thereof and specifying the debts due by the deceased

Personal estate

Amount in credit of deceased at Colonial Bank of Australia Geelong £101/5/-

Amount in credit of deceased at Savings Bank £50/-/-

Jewellery and wearing apparel £50/-/-

Furniture and chattels and vehicle and harness in and about farm known as Brooklyn near Diggers Rest £70/-/-

Two horses on same farm £15/-/-

14 milchcows on same farm £84

1 bull on same farm £5

7 heiffers on same farm £17/10/-

20 debentures Geelong Mechanics Institute £100/-/-

5 shares Melbourne Meat preserving company £25/-/-

70 shares Eagle Hawk Quartz Mining Association, Tarrengower £3/10/-

Debt due by R.A.Mylrea and interest thereon estimated as good £200/-/-

TOTAL £721/5/-

Debts due by the deceased Nil

Dated this fourth day of June 1873

[Ref: Public Records Office, Victoria (Australia) VPRS28/P2 #14; digital image of document available online at PROV] - listed as Emily Mybrea]


  1. Emily was the wife of Frederick Thomas Mylrea, Deputy Commissary General in Melbourne Australia 1859-1862
  2. She was one of fifth daughter of William Garland & Elizabeth Jones, born in London in about 1805. Her father was a banker
  3. She and Frederick Thomas married in London in 1827, and the couple spent their lives in British outposts around the world
  4. They had 9 children of whom four survived to adulthood: Frederick Garland (b1828 Canada), Rose (b1831 Canada), Clarence Macbreedy (b1836 England) & Richard Armstrong (b1842 England)
  5. Emily died at the home of her daughter Rose, in Geelong, Australia, eleven years after Frederick Thomas died

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